05 May 2022
How to Prevent Damage to Your Artificial Grass from Pets
There are various reasons why homeowners choose artificial turf for their yard. For many, artificial turf installation is a means to reduce lawn care, but for others, it's a way to achieve beautiful landscaping all year long. If you're a pet owner, artificial turf installation is also a way to enhance their quality of life. Artificial grass for dogs from Echoing Green is manufactured and installed without toxic chemicals. With a safe design and a texture pets love, there's no question why pet owners love artificial grass for dogs, but a common concern for many homeowners is whether their pets will end up damaging the turf.
Luckily for pet owners, pet turf from Echoing Green is manufactured for longevity and installed carefully to maximize longevity, so your dogs can play freely.
Lifting & Tearing
It's fair to be concerned that a dog-centric area will be victim to some physical damage. While our four-legged babies only mean well, their sharp claws and compulsion to dig create some worries for homeowners looking to upgrade their lawn with artificial grass in Toronto. Luckily, the strategic approach to artificial turf installation prevents dogs, or any other animals (domesticated or not), from being able to separate the seams, tear, or lift our synthetic turf after installation. Made with a high-performance polyurethane backing, artificial grass for dogs (Echo 60) is strong and flexible. To further reduce vulnerabilities, infill is packed into the base of the turf creating a barrier between pets and the backing. Also, many different securities are in place during artificial grass installation, including seam adhesives, nails, and spikes to fasten and fortify turf against any lifting.
Odours & Staining
When dogs play outside on grass, they tend to relieve themselves, leaving behind organic fecal matter or urine. With natural grass landscaping, this can result in nitrogen burns and pale or yellowing lawns, but with artificial grass for dogs, this is a problem of the past when you are proactive in rinsing and sanitizing your turf. With professional artificial turf installation from Echoing Green, your lawn will be equipped with odour, stain, and bacteria-fighting infill that keeps contaminants and stain-inducing chemicals out of your yard. To keep any harmful organic matter away, it's also important to use a non-toxic disinfectant to rinse your pet turf. AquaKlor, a disinfectant suited to artificial grass for dogs, is available from Echoing Green. It's easy to use, as it can be attached to your hose and sprayed directly onto your artificial grass, where it will drain and wash away any lingering contaminants.
Fallen Grass Fibres
When pets play outside on natural lawns, blades of grass can quickly become matted down, falling flat and looking less appealing. This damage to natural grass can be rectified by mowing your lawn or raking it, just for the blades of grass to fall again in intense weather or heavy use. When you install artificial grass for dogs, this isn't a problem you'll have to spend a lot of your time concerned with. With Echoing Green artificial grass installation, the resilience of your pet turf is enhanced with a high-quality infill that holds individual synthetic fibres up so they remain upright, lush, and sturdy. If artificial grass for dogs appears to be droopy, quickly brushing your turf will liven it up again.
Artificial Grass for Dogs
At Echoing Green, we supply artificial grass, Echo60, specially designed for dogs so homeowners can have a stress-free lawn and landscaping that works for the whole family. If you have any questions or concerns about our selection of synthetic grasses or artificial grass installation, reach out to our team of experts.